Decennial Cause of Death by Age for under 5s

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Data for 01 Jan 1851 to 31 Dec 1860 Age between birth and 5 in three bands
Cause of Death (Simplified) 0 1 2 to 4
Respiratory TB 55 Show data context 47 Show data context 29 Show data context
Other TB 104 Show data context 66 Show data context 58 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 10 Show data context 19 Show data context 62 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 30 Show data context 83 Show data context 214 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 134 Show data context 41 Show data context 35 Show data context
Smallpox 53 Show data context 17 Show data context 22 Show data context
Whooping Cough 94 Show data context 56 Show data context 49 Show data context
Measles 57 Show data context 87 Show data context 66 Show data context
Diptheria 12 Show data context 27 Show data context 82 Show data context
Lungs 336 Show data context 142 Show data context 106 Show data context
Cancer 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 24 Show data context 18 Show data context 54 Show data context
Other 2,346 Show data context 270 Show data context 233 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1861 to 31 Dec 1870 Age between birth and 5 in three bands
Cause of Death (Simplified) 0 1 2 to 4
Respiratory TB 40 Show data context 29 Show data context 33 Show data context
Other TB 190 Show data context 117 Show data context 80 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 29 Show data context 42 Show data context 118 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 55 Show data context 111 Show data context 378 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 342 Show data context 87 Show data context 24 Show data context
Smallpox 57 Show data context 24 Show data context 35 Show data context
Whooping Cough 152 Show data context 99 Show data context 58 Show data context
Measles 70 Show data context 135 Show data context 109 Show data context
Diptheria 7 Show data context 19 Show data context 31 Show data context
Lungs 753 Show data context 305 Show data context 184 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 58 Show data context 37 Show data context 61 Show data context
Other 2,886 Show data context 312 Show data context 263 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1871 to 31 Dec 1880 Age between birth and 5 in three bands
Cause of Death (Simplified) 0 1 2 to 4
Respiratory TB 35 Show data context 40 Show data context 30 Show data context
Other TB 343 Show data context 186 Show data context 86 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 22 Show data context 28 Show data context 67 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 48 Show data context 126 Show data context 387 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 412 Show data context 122 Show data context 24 Show data context
Smallpox 23 Show data context 8 Show data context 19 Show data context
Whooping Cough 181 Show data context 112 Show data context 59 Show data context
Measles 84 Show data context 144 Show data context 133 Show data context
Diptheria 5 Show data context 12 Show data context 13 Show data context
Lungs 1,069 Show data context 489 Show data context 295 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 56 Show data context 28 Show data context 76 Show data context
Other 3,556 Show data context 416 Show data context 316 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1881 to 31 Dec 1890 Age between birth and 5 in three bands
Cause of Death (Simplified) 0 1 2 to 4
Respiratory TB 20 Show data context 11 Show data context 25 Show data context
Other TB 334 Show data context 169 Show data context 98 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 21 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 56 Show data context 90 Show data context 301 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 459 Show data context 110 Show data context 28 Show data context
Smallpox 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 193 Show data context 129 Show data context 90 Show data context
Measles 112 Show data context 184 Show data context 161 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 40 Show data context
Lungs 1,203 Show data context 566 Show data context 375 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 35 Show data context 31 Show data context 62 Show data context
Other 3,153 Show data context 340 Show data context 248 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1891 to 31 Dec 1900 Age between birth and 5 in three bands
Cause of Death (Simplified) 0 1 2 to 4
Respiratory TB 17 Show data context 23 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other TB 388 Show data context 178 Show data context 102 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 13 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 23 Show data context 36 Show data context 117 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 868 Show data context 148 Show data context 21 Show data context
Smallpox 22 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
Whooping Cough 221 Show data context 119 Show data context 82 Show data context
Measles 176 Show data context 353 Show data context 216 Show data context
Diptheria 12 Show data context 20 Show data context 71 Show data context
Lungs 1,494 Show data context 608 Show data context 300 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 62 Show data context 22 Show data context 67 Show data context
Other 4,244 Show data context 375 Show data context 226 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1901 to 31 Dec 1910 Age between birth and 5 in three bands
Cause of Death (Simplified) 0 1 2 to 4
Respiratory TB 18 Show data context 18 Show data context 21 Show data context
Other TB 384 Show data context 154 Show data context 135 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 11 Show data context 28 Show data context 90 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 864 Show data context 176 Show data context 23 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 241 Show data context 102 Show data context 74 Show data context
Measles 136 Show data context 196 Show data context 136 Show data context
Diptheria 25 Show data context 33 Show data context 111 Show data context
Lungs 1,233 Show data context 503 Show data context 241 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 46 Show data context 33 Show data context 85 Show data context
Other 4,158 Show data context 339 Show data context 251 Show data context
Date: Source:
1851 - 1910 Registrar General, Decennial Supplement (HM Stationery Office) ,

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The Registrar General's Decennial Supplements provided extremely detailed information on causes of death between 1851-60 and 1901-10, but unfortunately used five different classifications of cause of death to cover those six decades. Graham Mooney, of Johns Hopkins University, has therefore defined a simplified cause of death classification to which we have converted the original data. Inevitably, many causes have had to be grouped into an enlarged 'other' category, but we are still able to consistently...


identify the main epidemic diseases. This nCube presents the more detailed information for children under 5, although in order to include all decades we have had to ignore gender and combine ages 2 to 4 into a single category.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Chesterfield PLU/RegD through time | Life and Death Statistics | Decennial Cause of Death by Age for under 5s, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10211920/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 15th October 2019